[size=36]Abdul-Mahdi directs the security forces to investigate and arrest those who fired rockets at the American embassy[/size]
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Abdul-Mahdi said in a statement: "Once again, the aggression against a foreign diplomatic mission is repeated, with a number of Katyusha rockets falling inside the campus of the US embassy."
He added: "We deplore the continuation of these condemned and outlaw acts that weaken the state and undermine its sovereignty and the sanctity of diplomatic missions on its soil. We have ordered our forces to deploy, search and investigate to prevent the recurrence of such attacks, and arrest those who fired these missiles so that they can be sanctioned before the judiciary."
He explained that "the continuation of this unilateral and irresponsible behavior, which bears the entire country its consequences and serious repercussions and leads to damaging the country's higher interests and its relations with its friends, which may drag Iraq to be a battlefield, especially at a time when the government began measures to implement the decision of the House of Representatives to withdraw foreign forces from the country."
He continued: "Therefore, the government confirms that it is committed to protecting all diplomatic missions and taking all necessary measures to achieve this in accordance with the law, and we call upon all benevolent and responsible forces to stand with the government to implement the obligations of Iraq and assume their respective roles to stop such actions and expose their perpetrators and hold them accountable to walk the country to what does not commend Aftermath. "